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100 Men group makes $10K donation to CFUW organization in PQB

Next meeting for the group goes Sept. 4 at the Morningstar Golf Club
Accepting a $10,000 ‘cheque’ from 100 Men of Oceanside’s Kim Burden is Janet Farooq, chair of the CFUWPQ Scholarship and BursaryTrust. Meeting chair Paul Singh is at the lectern. (Contributed photo)

The 100 Men of Oceanside group has awarded $10,000 to the Canadian Federation of University Women Parksville Qualicum Scholarship and Bursary Trust.

This donation, made June 5, will enable the CFUWPQ to support a number of mature Oceanside women, often single mothers working in low-paying employment, to get post-secondary education and training, now increasingly possible through online and local educational undertakings, allowing them and their families to remain in the community.

According to a news release, this financial support will assist with fees, books and other costs associated with this training/education, without which the move towards the realization of their full employment potential and the betterment of their family circumstances might not occur.  

The next meeting of the 100 Men of Oceanside will take place Sept. 4 (7 p.m.) at the Morningstar Golf Club,  525 Lowry's Rd., in Parksville.  A social hour starting at 6 p.m. will precede the meeting and is open to all members and guests.

100 Men of Oceanside is now actively recruiting new members and any man residing in the PQB area who is interested in joining the efforts of the group is welcome and can get more information (and sign up to participate) by going to the website: or by emailing or by attending the September meeting.

The group meets quarterly and its members commit to contribute $100 individually at each meeting to support an eligible local charitable group. A recipient charity may only receive a donation from 100 Men once every three years. Members' individual donations of $100 quarterly ($400 per year) are issued federal tax receipts by the recipient organization and 100% of member donations goes to the selected charities.

Since its inception in December 2019, the group has contributed nearly $200,000 to Oceanside charitable groups.

— NEWS Staff


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